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Longtown Primestock Sale
2011-04-28

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 74 prime cattle, 10 young bulls, 23 over thirty month cattle, 5,418 prime hoggs and 3,391 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 28th April, 2011.

Another good show of 74 prime cattle forward saw averages up 6p on the week. Messrs R. Neill, Upper Tinwald sold a run of bullocks to average 198.6p and topped the sale with a British Blue bullock selling at 208.5p. Charolais heifers topped at 201.5p from J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Bullocks
British Blue – 208.5p Upper Tinwald, 184.5p Dashwell Green.
Bazadaise – 198.5p, 192.5p The Haining House
Limousin – 196.5p Upper Tinwald, 195.5p, 192.5p Dashwell Green, 192.5p The Gill and Upper Tinwald, 191.5p Dashwell Green, 190.5p The Gill, 188.5p Dashwell Green.
Charolais – 189.5p, 184.5p High Stenries, 184.5p Fenton Farm.
Heifers
Limousin – 199.5p Beckhall, 194.5p Dashwell Green, 193.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 191.5p Dashwell Green, Wyseby Hill Cottage and Hallburn, 190.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 187.5p Dashwell Green.
Charolais – 201.5p Hallburn, 190.5p Wicket Thorn, 184.5p Hallburn, 173.5p Wicket Thorn.
British Blue – 194.5p Beckhall, 190.5p Houghton House, 188.5p High Stenries.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Bullocks
Limousin – £1,365 Houghton House, £1,362 The Gill, £1,359 Dashwell Green, £1,337, £1,329, £1,323, £1,299 The Gill, £1,299, £1,296 Upper Tinwald, £1,292 Dashwell Green.
Charolais - £1,328, £1,279 High Stenries.
Heifers
Charolais – £1,219, £1,205, £1,181 Wicket Thorn, £1,168 Hallburn, £1,119 Wicket Thorn.
British Blue – £1,187 High Stenries, £1,147 Beckhall.
Limousin – £1,159 Beckhall, £1,101, £1,087 Wyseby Hill Cottage.

Prime bulls met a buoyant trade and more numbers could have been sold to fill buyer’s orders. Charolais bulls to 171.5p from J.A. & D. Forster, Gillalees.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Charolais – 171.5p Gillalees, 169.5p Catslackburn
Limousin - 166.5p, 163.5p Shaw of Dryfe.
British Blue - 165.5p Shaw of Dryfe
Angus– 164.5p Shankcastle
Holstein – 141.5p Becton Hall and Gillalees
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Charolais – £1,305 Catslackburn, £1,114 Gillalees

OTM cattle were a similar trade with top prices of 125.5p and 123.5p for Limousins from W.H. & D.A. Gass, Nunscleugh.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin - 125.5p, 123.5p Nunsleugh, 121.5p, 119.5p High Stenries, 119.5p Nunscleugh, 107.5p Tinnis Hall.
Black & White – 112.5p Becton Hall, 111.5p High Plains.
British Blue – 112.5p Netherhill.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown Mart

Another massive show of 5,418 prime hoggs was forward to a full ring of buyers with trade again buoyant. A shortage of well fleshed hoggs were present with small hoggs also keenly sought after, resulting in an overall average of 238.1p per kilo.

Top price of 286p per kilo for Beltex from MacTaggart Bros. Top per head of £128.50 for Texels from A. McCreadie, Upper Tofts, others £126.50 Upper Mains, The Land and Hillside; Suffolk £124.50 Penlan, £121.50 Newbigging and Lumsdaine; Beltex £122.50 Newbiggin, £118.50 Hillside; North Country Cheviot £122.50 Thomas Telford Rd, £114.50 Carruthers; Charollais £121.50 Thackwood, £116.50 Mosshall; Greyface £118.50 Lumsdaine, £113.50, £112.50 Lirrit; Half Bred £116.50 High Moat; Blackface £115.50, £114.50 Smalmstown, £113.50 Main Office; Hill Cheviot £115.50 Crawsknowe and Tushielaw, £114.50 High Knells and Girnwood; Bleu d’Maine £114.50 Bridge House; Zwartbles £104.50 Lirrit; Swaledale £100 Round Meadows and Morley Hill, £97.50 Newbiggin; Kendal Rough £84.50 Westhills; Beulah £74.50 Howcleugh.

The 1,666 lightweight hoggs sold to £90 for Beltex from Westerley; Texel £88.50 Pallet Hill, £80.80 Harwood House; North Country Cheviot £86.50, £84.20 Kilfinnan; Greyface £85.50 Butterdales, £80.50 Sockbridge Hall; Blackface £83.50 South Lambhill, £80.80 Brownhouse, £78.50 Ridley Stokoe; Hill Cheviot £78.50 Westhills, £79.80 Waterloo; Suffolk £78.50 Waterloo, £69.50 Tister; Herdwick £78.20 Cumcrook, £69.50 Upper Hindhope; Swaledale £74.80 Milescott, £69.50 Westburnhope; Jacob £72.50 Westhills; Bleu d’Maine £70 Ridley Stokoe; Shetland £67.80 Kilfinnan; Kerry Hill £67.50 Askerton Castle; Hebridean £67.50 Westhills.

A grand show of 3,391 cast ewes and rams were forward, selling at an animated trade to a full ring of buyers with numbers short of buyers requirements. Ewes were £5 up on the week.

Heavy ewes sold to a top of £164.50 for Texels from Hillhead, £158.50 Church Road and Riggheads, £154.50 Trough Head and Severs; Suffolk £152.50 Kilnford Croft, £148.50, £146.50 Dale End, £145.50 Severs; North Country Cheviot £142.50 Skaill, £130.50 Longoe, £114.50 Newbigging; Charollais £142.50 Roadside, £141.50 Severs, £137.50 Roadside; Leicester £138.50, £130.50 Achalone, £120.50 High Airyolland; Half Bred £134.50 Achalone; Bleu d’Maine £130.50 Wallend; Beltex £129.50 Broom Isle, £128.50 Alton, £124.50 High Airyolland; Greyface £124.50 Newbiggin, £114.50 Cumcrook, £109.50 Redhouse, £108.50 Wydon, Dale End and Brigg House; Cheviot Mule £114.50 Falnash, £112.50 Upper Tofts; Zwartbles £112.50 Holmlea; Dorset £112.50 Whitehaugh.

Light ewes to £103.50 for Lleyns from Woodhousehill; Shetland £102.50, £74.50 Hallum, £59.50 Butterdales; Blackface £100.50 Greyside, £96.50 Newbigging, £92.50 Minsca, £90.50 Newbigging Walls; Kendal Rough £100.50, £63.50 Smithy Court; Cheviot £99.50 Milnholm, £97.50 Falnash, £96.50 Brocklewath and Milnholm, £94.50 Girnwood and Wardlaw; Swaledale £90.50 Round Meadows, £89.50 Wesburnhope, £86.50 Bullshill, £85.50 Round Meadows; Jacob £78.50 Beech House, £65.50 Hillside; Herdwick £42.50 Butterdales and High Aketon; Beulah £36.50 Askerton Castle.

Rams to £156.50 for Leicesters from Broom Isle, £130.50 Lynnshield, £128.50 Harwood House; Texel £149.50 Langton Lees, £148.50 Mid Harrietsfield, £136.50 Greensburn; Suffolk £148.50 Upper Mains, £138.50 Slealands, £137.50 Lydden; Beltex £136.50 Lydden, £118.50 Waterloo, £112.50 Newbiggin; Charollais £133.50 Lydden; Zwartbles £128.50 Woodhousehill, £110.50 Holmlea; Rouge £120.50 Roadside; Hill Cheviot £118.50 Tister, £96.50 Newbigging; Milk Sheep £100.50 Beech House; North Country Cheviot £100.50 Newbiggin, £84.50 Kilfinnan; Blackface £98.50 Greyside, £91.50 Newbiggin, £84.50 West Hottbank; Swaledale £88.50 Dale End Cottage, £78.50 Newbiggin; Lleyn £86.50 Greyside; Wensleydale £80.50 Dale End; Jacob £76.50 Dale End.

Averages:

Steers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to -------p (-------p)
Heavy to 208.5p (182.1p)

Heifers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 185.5p (185.5p)
Heavy to 201.5p (177.6p)

Young bulls to 171.5p (156.4p)

Hoggs
Light to 263.0p (229.2p)
Standard to 286.0p (238.1p)
Medium to 267.0p (244.5p)
Heavy to 262.0p (226.3p)
Shlgs to 232.0p (204.1p)

Lambs
Light to £103.50 (£65.57)
Heavy to £164.50 (£110.17)

Ewes
Light to £112.50 (£57.20)
Heavy to £158.50 (£108.20)

Cast Rams £156.50(£104.70)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 21st April 2011
linkLongtown Primestock Sale - 14th April 2011
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 7th April 2011

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